Michelin guide announces Chicago's starred restaurants for 2017

Michelin guide announces Chicago's starred restaurants for 2017
Green River interior. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Four New Chicago Area Restaurants Receive Prestigious One Star—Chicago Now Has a Total of 26 Michelin Stars

Michelin today announced its star selections for the seventh edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017.

Chicago is looking good. Michelin star selections are up from 22 starred restaurants last year to 26 this year.

Chicago’s two-star dining choices have increased from three to five. This speaks well for the Chicago dining scene being that there are only 25 establishments in the entire country with a two-star ranking.

The West Loop's Oriole didn't waste anytime rising to the top earning a two-star rating during its first year in business.

Streeterville’s Tru restaurant moved up in class from one-star for the past five years to two-stars this year with Acadia, 42 Grams and Sixteen rounding out the list of five.

In the 2017 guide, Grant Achatz’s Alinea maintains its three-star status. Same for Curtis Duffy’s Grace scoring big again with three Michelin stars--two of only one hundred three-star restaurants throughout the world.

Nineteen one-star selections are in the 2017 edition of the guide, including four newcomers:

Band of Bohemia, a creative eatery in Andersonville that is also a brewery.

Green River in Streeterville, where Chicago native, Aaron Lirette, has created an ambitious menu of dishes that highlight regional ingredients. They also have a creative cocktail menu with drinks named after famous and notorious people from Chicago's past--a fun read while you sip your Hinky Dink or Old Jim.

West Loop’s Roister also joins the one-star ranks. Led by chef Andrew Brochu, Roister employs open-fire cooking with a technical expertise that is both primal and delicately refined.

The fourth new one-star restaurant is the West Loop's Symth where the husband-and-wife cooking team of John and Karen Urie Shields have two levels at the same location. Upstairs is a formal, prix fixe space that celebrates the sea and earth while downstairs is a modern tavern called The Loyalist that serves small plates.

The MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017, highlighting a total of 298 restaurants goes on sale December 7, 2016 at a price of $18.99.

Here's the entire list:

Three-stars

Alinea

Grace

Two-stars

Acadia

42 Grams

Oriole

Sixteen

Tru

One-star

Band of Bohemia

Blackbird

Dusek's Board & Beer

EL Ideas

Elizabeth

Everest

GreenRiver

Longman & Eagle

Naha

North Pond

Parachute

Roister

Schwa

Smyth

Spiaggia

Topolobampo

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